Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jan. 6, 2022
The Center for Research on Child Wellbeing (CRCW), affiliated with the School of Public and International Affairs and the Office of Population Research at Princeton University, invites outstanding researchers to apply for appointments each academic year. CRCW conducts research on children's health, education, and economic wellbeing. Our current initiatives include the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS), and the Future of Children Journal. 

The following appointments are available for the 2022 - 2023 academic year. 

Postdoctoral Research Associate  

CRCW is offering highly competitive Postdoctoral Research Associate or more senior research positions to individuals with documented interest in the study of families, neighborhoods, and/or a deeper understanding of America's most disadvantaged communities. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal, pending satisfactory performance, with negotiable starting dates for the next academic year. 
QUALIFICATIONS: Postdocs are expected to have outstanding potential and be self-motivated, goal-oriented and capable of successfully communicating ideas to diverse audiences. They must also be able to build on existing strengths, bridge different fields, and be motivated to work with faculty on complex projects. This position will support independent and collaborative research on one or more of the above topics. Preference will be given to candidates that have obtained the Ph.D. within the last two years. Postdocs will participate in all of the Center's activities, including student-faculty seminars, workshops, and public lectures. They will be expected to work on at least three projects each academic year of their tenure: one with the CRCW's director, one with data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, and an independent research project (often a dissertation-related publication).  

Applicants should apply online at and submit:
a cover letter describing areas of interest, graduate training, relevant background and possible fit within the center 
recent CV, and names, e-mails and phone numbers of three references.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Requisition No: D-22-SPI-00023